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Sally Doll From The Nightmare Before Christmas

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This instructable was inspired by the recent contest on instructables. The most difficult part of this project was creating the pattern for the doll and the doll's dress, Other than that it was easy to make. I am visiting with my daughter for the holidays and her sewing machine was not working so I made everything by hand. It really did not take that long, which surprised me. The embroidery work did take a little longer than regular sewing but embroidery is an awesome craft because you can take it with you and while your waiting for the children after school or a doctors office, you can work on hand sewing projects and relax while your doing it. It make waiting a lot more fun and just think of the time you save by making holiday gifts. Follow through and let's make Sally!
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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Assorted fabric scraps
Red yarn
Filler for the dolls body such as batting, straw, or rice
Black and white Socks with no match ( all of us at one time or another have a sock with no mate) and I used one black trouser sock
Thread
Embroidery thread
Pattern for doll and dress or make your own pattern like I did
Embroidery hoop
Assorted needles
Scissors
Skewer
Pencil
Iron/and board



Step 2: Draw the pattern pieces onto the fabric

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Draw the pattern pieces and cut them out.
Trace the pattern onto the fabric using a light pencil, It helps to allow room along the edges of the fabric to place the hoop so that the fabric will be tight as you embroidery the design.
Do not cut out the fabric pieces until after you embroider all of the designs.

Step 3: Embroider The Face and Torn Designs of the Doll

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Embroider all the designs on the doll's body parts.

Step 4: Cut Out The Fabric Pattern Pieces

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It is time to cut out all the body parts to be sewn together and stuffed.
With right sides together sew around the body of the doll leaving the hip section open to allow for stuffing.
Sew the arms and legs leaving the end open of the arms and legs that will be attached to the body of the doll.
She is fabulous! I look forward to seeing Jack the Pumpkin King. I'm going to make the pair. Thanks for sharing! l love your work.
sunshiine (author)  lauraincleveland3 months ago
Thanks so much for stopping by! I may try making Jack next year! She was a lot of fun to make. Hope your day shines!
sunshiine
nerfrocketeer4 months ago
Cool!
sunshiine (author)  nerfrocketeer4 months ago
Thanks! Have a great week!
sunshiine
You too!
She is the bestest! How fun! Will she have a Jack Skellington to accompany her?
sunshiine (author)  Penolopy Bulnick4 months ago
Thanks! I hope to make him also! I hope your week shines!
sunshiine
marcellahella4 months ago
WoW!!!! So cool!!! I love how you did the hair too!
sunshiine (author)  marcellahella4 months ago
Thanks! Thanks for your comment!
sunshiine
spaceycasey374 months ago
very nice! it would be cool if you could adapt it to be a wine bottle cover...
sunshiine (author)  spaceycasey374 months ago
Thanks! I might make one! Thanks for visiting!
sunshiine
dkrall4 months ago
yes I thought it was going to be a wine bottle cove too
sunshiine (author)  dkrall4 months ago
After these comments I just might try making one! thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
sunshiine
Just love it! favorited! I'd be glad to see Jack Skellington Doll very soon :)
sunshiine (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz4 months ago
Thanks! I have been thinking about making him! Thanks for stopping by!
sunshiine
cdawisconsin4 months ago
Love it !!!!
sunshiine (author)  cdawisconsin4 months ago
So glad you liked her! she was fun to make! Thanks for stopping by!
sunshiine
shazni4 months ago
how cute is that!
sunshiine (author)  shazni4 months ago
Thanks! Have a nice day!
sunshiine
mclare504 months ago
This is the cutest thing every!!! Wonderful job
sunshiine (author)  mclare504 months ago
Thanks so much! Have a great week!
sunshiine
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